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    The Great Gottfried

    by  • March 7, 2014 • Featured, Ian Orti, Tennis • 0 Comments

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    Did a gay German tennis star throw the most prestigious tournament of his time just to spite Hitler? If all the world’s a stage then the cast of the great international pre-war epic, The Greatest Tennis Match in History, might feel too star-studded to believe it all actually happened. The show would feature, in...

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    The Round Bus with Sean Cranbury: September 20, 2013

    by  • September 20, 2013 • Avi Goldberg, Boxing, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Mike Spry, Politics, Tennis, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Ian Orti is not on the Bus today. The last we heard from Orti was Tuesday evening, Eastern Standard Time, in a text message sent to Barn HQ that read simply, “Currywurst sold for Barcelona. EPL. EPL. The wine is €6.50. Bowel obstruction. PK to the Leafs in 2014. Doug Gilmour en route. Newcastle,...

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    The Round Bus with Jon Elmer: August 30, 2013

    by  • August 30, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jon Elmer, Mike Spry, Tennis, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Well, here we are dear Barnstormers, sitting on the precipice of the baseball postseason, the NHL preseason, and the next World War. It’ll be nice that come next week American’s will know where Syria is, but the massive amount of deaths that are sure to follow in a global war kinda cancel the virtue...

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    The Round Bus with Jake Goldsbie: July 12, 2013

    by  • July 12, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jake Goldsbie, Mike Spry, Politics, Tennis, The Round Bus • 1 Comment

    The Round Bus

    The Barn has a fair amount of experience with Russians, so perhaps we were the only ones not surprised by Ilya Kovalchuk’s retirement from the NHL yesterday, ostensibly to return home to Russia to play in the KHL. We get it, Illy. We couldn’t live in Newark half the year, either. But, seriously, Russia?...

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    The Round Bus with Jon Paul Fiorentino: June 28, 2013

    by  • June 28, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Kaufman, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Mike Spry, Politics, Tennis, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    It was a week of victories for good over evil, and we don’t get to say that often enough. DOMA was struck down. Senator Wendy Davis of Texas filibustered an anti-abortion bill to death. But we won’t rest until gay men can get abortions, too. In sports, the Blackhawks won the best Stanley Cup...

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    Stan Smith

    by  • March 17, 2013 • Fiction, Ian Orti, Tennis • 0 Comments

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    Dublin, 1971      MARY QUINN IS ABOUT TO WIN the national varsity women’s title. Again. She is a dominant woman on the court with dominant thighs. She has a penetrating forehand and an incredible short game. The tennis world is decades from the first graphite composite racket and  therefore in the height of...

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    The Round Bus: August 31

    by  • August 31, 2012 • Baseball, Bryan Jay Ibeas, Dave Jaffer, Features, Football, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Tennis, The Round Bus • 5 Comments

    The Round Bus

    And with that the Labour Day weekend is upon us. I hope like the Barnstormer crew, y’all are wearing the good goddamn out of your whites for the next three days before we pack those bright slacks up until Victoria Day. I’m gonna miss my eggshell chinos something fierce. This week the intrepid Andrew...

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    The Round Bus: August 10, 2012

    by  • August 10, 2012 • Andrew Forbes, Bryan Jay Ibeas, Darren Bifford, Features, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Olympics, Soccer, Tennis, The Round Bus • 2 Comments

    The Round Bus

    What did we learn this week? Well, that Kerry Fraser and figure skating don’t own a monopoly on bad officiating, that NBC has become their own unwatchable sitcom, the Second Amendment kills people, and that hate and ignorance don’t know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims. Darren Bifford, author of Wedding in Fire Country,...

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    Black Shorts, White Legs

    by  • July 26, 2012 • Features, Ian Orti, Tennis • 0 Comments

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    IT’S HOT LIKE A MOUTH and I’m in from out of town to see my sister. Correction. I’m home to see my sister. The weather is right and we’re perfectly guilty from indulging in last night’s barbeque – a night that saw the birth of the bacon wrapped marshmallow – so we load the...

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